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PASSAT

PROGRAM FOR STRENGTH AND STABILITY CALCULATION OF VESSELS AND APPARATUSES

The Version The List of Changes
2.12.0.3
23.03.2017

    BASIC module:

  1. Hydrostatic pressure is not considered for some types of flat heads. Fixed.
  2. At calculation of some nozzle configurations as per ASME, File not found message has been displayed. Fixed.
  3. Loads on nozzle in automatic calculation mode have been always calculated in tie-in points (in excess). Fixed.
  4. We have deleted redundant check of spherical head beading as per ASME, when there is no beading.
  5. We have considered Amendments No. 1 to RD 26-01-149-84 (calculations of jackets from longitudinal semi-pipes).
  6. Axial force sign has been considered wrongly at calculation of flange joint loads. Fixed.
  7. "PASSAT-HEAT EXCHANGERS" module:

  8. We have fixed errors in delineation of some configurations of tube sheets.
  9. Check sp >= h for welded tube sheet is now removed.
2.10.0.1
25.01.2017

    BASIC module:

  1. We have introduced changes in database of standard saddle supports as per OST 26-2091-93 (width of foundation plate and distance between the anchor bolts).
  2. We have fixed problems with data checking at joining of detachable covers to the conical transitions.
  3. We have fixed creation of ring support on the conical shell.
  4. "PASSAT-HEAT EXCHANGERS" module:

  5. We have fixed problem with fixation of heat exchanger models, due to which in version 2.12 it was impossible to create loading diagrams.
  6. In dialog with tube sheet data, we fixed overlapped cells sp, spn.
  7. At calculation of heat exchanger flange with U-shaped tubes and welded-in sheet, the pressure was taken as max{p; p}, but it should be taken as tube pressure. Fixed.
  8. For heat exchangers with fixed grids and air cooling unit (ACU), we have added an option Number of start-stop cycles for calculation of tube welding.
  9. Misprint in calculation of ACU screw plugs is now corrected.
  10. "PASSAT-SEISMIC (SEISMIKA)" module:

  11. Calculation of convective mass oscillation period is now fixed.
2.12
10.01.2017

    BASIC module:

  1. New elements were added:
    • Jacket with longitudinal pipes, with calculation as per RD 26-01-149-84;
    • Ring support of vertical vessel, with calculation as per Henry H.Bednar, "Pressure Vessel Design Handbook";
    • Group of stiffening rings;
    • Distributed external load.
  2. We have added calculation of number of the following elements with consideration for cladding layer, as per i. 8.8 GOST R 52857.1:
    • Cylindrical shells;
    • Conical transitions;
    • Dished welded heads;
    • Flat heads without ribs;
    • Detachable covers;
    • Cut-ins;
    • Bends;
    • Heat exchanger shells;
    • Heat exchanger shells;
  3. Material consumption calculation table is now available.
  4. Creation of heat insulation in flanges and detachable covers has been added.
  5. Development of epures and diagrams has been improved.
  6. Updated interface now includes the following improvements:
    • New button "Show heat insulation" has been added.
    • We have developed new, stretching lists of elements for editing, deleting and transferring to Word;
    • We have improved behaviour of the structure tree (when changing model, states of minimized branches are saved);
    • O We have improved behaviour of lists of elements for editing (when updating the model, a cursor does not run to the first element);
    • We have added a panel "Use of materials" with express assessment of material consumption and designation of colors of materials used in construction;
    • We have added a button "Painting per materials", which includes a color mode with painting (filling), in accordance with panel "Use of materials.
  7. A new option switching off export of heat insulation, lining and fastening has been added.
  8. We have added two (2) variants of formula for stiffness parameters of the flanges with and without corrosion (selected by user).
  9. We have added an option Stiffening ring" at the less diameter of conical transition.
  10. Now ASME calculations include allowances c1, c2, c3.
  11. We have added a possibility of flanged olet placing on torispherical head.
  12. Database now includes new steels 20, 20, 09 (20 JuCh, 20 KA, 09GSNBTs).
  13. "PASSAT-HEAT EXCHANGERS" module:

  14. An interactive design of tube sheets is now available.
  15. All shell and tube heat exchangers with fixed sheets are combined in the single element, expansion joints and expanders are added as options.
  16. Additional check of stiffness of tube sheets is of advisory nature.
  17. "PASSAT-COLUMNS" module:

  18. We have added variant of supporting node with knee plates as per RTM 26-111-72.
2.11.0.5
25.11.2016

    BASIC module:

  1. A slow algorithm for spiral channel creation is now fixed.
  2. In some cases, weight of the jacket spiral channel was calculated incorrectly. Fixed.
  3. We have added checks for self-intersection of the spiral channel of jacket.
  4. We have fixed creation of stiffening ribs on the flat head, when the ribs are above the central weldolet.
  5. Doubling of flexibility formula of gasket within flange joints is now removed.
  6. We have added calculation of elliptic cross-walls, in case the sign "Presence of tests" is indicated at least on the one side (earlier the calculation was performed only if the sign was indicated on both sides).
2.11.0.4
25.11.2016

    "PASSAT-Tanks" module:

  1. In calculation of the tank elements barycentre, there was a bug starting from version 2.11. Fixed.
2.11.0.3
23.11.2016

    BASIC Module:

  1. Model rebuilding algorithm has been improved (earlier in yellow and green modes there were different calculation results for elements masses).
  2. We have fixed bugs in calculation of nozzle according to ASME VIII-I (allowance for corrosion as per UG-16(b), thickness as per UG-45).
  3. We have fixed a problem with opening some files of the previous version.
  4. We have unlocked calculation of austenitic steels in corrosion environment, by agreement with developers of GOST R 52857-2007.
  5. There was no option of calculation of the small end of conical transition as per ASME VIII-1. Fixed.
  6. In calculation of conical transition as per ASME VIII-1, a note UG-32 (g) is now considered.
  7. At calculation of elements according to WRC 537 (107), calculation was interrupted, if breaking point of material at high temperature wasn't specified. Fixed (breaking point at 20 ?C is taken).
  8. "PASSAT-COLUMNS" module:

  9. Total allowance of the supporting ring wasnt used in calculation (total allowance of the supporting shell was taken instead of it). Fixed.
2.11.0.1
27.09.2016

    BASIC Module:

  1. Program failure, while attempting to select a flange from database in English mode, has been fixed.
  2. Misprints in symbols of nozzle welds (3) are corrected.
  3. In some cases, selection of negative allowance for plates wasn’t available. Fixed.
  4. For material SA-312 TP321 (welded pipe), allowable stresses were not taken from database. Fixed.
  5. At calculation of some types of flanged olets, the report included symbols ##, and an excess message about the unfound file was displayed. Fixed.
  6. Formulas in calculation of saddle support as per ASME were not displayed. Fixed.
  7. "PASSAT-HEAT EXCHANGERS" module:

  8. For heat exchangers of air cooling unit (ACU), there was no automatic calculation of the number of tubes at the pitch change. Fixed.
2.11
20.09.2016

    BASIC Module:

  1. Calculation of elements as per ASME VIII is implemented:
    • Cylindrical shells from external loads;
    • Cylindrical shells at locations of saddle supports;
    • Cylindrical, U-jackets, spiral and register channels.
  2. For calculation of shells in places of load application, WRC 537 (replacing WRC 107) is implemented.
  3. New elements were added:
    • Supporting lugs on the shell and head (with calculation as per WRC 537);
    • Areas of connection with load (with calculation as per WRC 537), with possibility of load transferring to the supports;
    • Fixing of the vessel at an arbitrary point.
  4. Calculation of weights and centres of gravity per the elements and for the vessel as a whole is implemented.
  5. Calculation of test pressure per elements is implemented.
  6. Help System has been improved; contextual fetching of the relevant sections from the dialogues has been implemented.
  7. Calculation of filling is reworked using geometric kernel functions. visual representation of filling as translucent volume of product is implemented.
  8. Standard element selection database has been improved:
    • A common database for selection of pipes is created (ASME B36.10M-2004, GOST 10704-91, GOST 18482-79, GOST 20295-85, GOST 32528-2013, GOST 3262-75, GOST 33228-2015, GOST 494-90 , GOST 550-75, GOST 8732-78, GOST 8734-75, GOST 9940-81, GOST 9941-81);
    • A flat steel database is created (GOST 19904-74, GOST 19903-74);
    • Accordingly, selection of standard shells, tubes, coils, tubular steel structures, negative allowances have been updated;
    • Combined selection of flanges and pipes is now implemented;
    • Selection of negative allowances for heads, skirt elements and nozzles is added;
    • Consideration for changes to GOST 33259-2015 (ISS 23.040.60) is now added.
    • Selection of saddle support is now fixed (there was an error in thickness of the supporting plate).
  9. External loads can be now set for any nozzle, not only for the radial one (for transferring to the supports and exporting to “Nozzle-FEM”).
  10. When creating necks, procedure limitations, instead of restrictions, are made as warnings.
  11. We have implemented a system for automatic backup and recovery of files, in the event of an abnormal termination of the program.
  12. Parameters Py, Dy for flange were cleared, when copying-pasting. Fixed.
  13. Now the program works faster: At group editing or deleting of elements, a rebuilding is performed for once only.
  14. "PASSAT-HEAT EXCHANGERS" module:

  15. For air coolers, the following options are added:
    • To specify individually the materials of the element walls;
    • To specify individually the allowances, negative tolerances;
    • To specify negative tolerances from database;
    • Calculation of screw plugs with estimation of torque value is now added;
    • Analytical model of type 3, as per RD RTM 26-13-79, is now added;
    • Calculation of holes in cast and stamped covers has been added.
  16. We have added calculation of cylindrical shells of columns vessels (towers) from influence of external loads as per PRESSURE VESSEL DESIGN HANDBOOK», Henry H. Bednar.
  17. "PASSAT-Tanks" module:

  18. Option “Skylight” for conical roof has been added.
2.10.07
16.09.2016

    BASIC Module:

  1. We have fixed problems, concerning geometric kernel with exporting to IGES format that have encountered in version 2.10.0.6.
  2. We have improved algorithm of developing of beaded tie-ins, for correct building of straight tees.
  3. Estimation of axial force for flanges in the mode of automatic calculation of loads is now fixed.
  4. Tube thickness check as per RD 26-18-8-89 has been abandoned for the tubes welded in the flat covers.
  5. We have fixed a calculation of value l1, for calculation of the ring stiffness factor.
  6. "PASSAT-HEAT EXCHANGERS" module:

  7. We have fixed a bug — when calculating heat exchanger including seismicity, a pressure set by user was changed (for insignificant value).
2.10.06
22.08.2016

    BASIC Module:

  1. Some nozzle configurations in version 2.10.0.5 were processed incorrectly, (led to considerable excess of period of free oscillations). Fixed.
  2. A restriction for one (1) saddle support is now removed (a user can set more).
  3. We have fixed a program behaviour, when opening file by double-clicking (in the absence of the license, a user is advised to set up a key, and the program icon is displayed in the taskbar).
  4. At operation of detachable flat cover, calculation of the flange part is performed now (earlier the calculation hasn’t been performed at all, in accordance with GOST R 52857.2).
  5. "PASSAT-SEISMIC (SEISMIKA)" module:

  6. At seismic calculation of the flat detachable cover, symbols ## were displayed in the report. Fixed.
2.10.03
22.03.2016

    BASIC Module:

  1. Flanges as per GOST 33259-2015 have been added to database;
  2. We have fixed a problem with copying elements from one vessel to another — previously when copying, general data settings had been transferred together with the element;
  3. We have adjusted database for sight windows (wrong flange thickness was selected for one standard (typical) size);
  4. We have fixed a misprint in calculation of detachable flat cover (factor F, does not affect an accuracy of result);
  5. In the calculation of flat cover as per ASME, symbols [á] have been changed to S;
  6. Error in calculating of flat cover as per ASME has been fixed (now allowable stresses are taken not at operating, but at tightening temperature);
  7. Gasket selection database operation has been adjusted (sometimes wrong sizes could be assigned, starting from version 2.10.0.1);
  8. Calculation of distance between the flange faces, when selecting oval gasket, has been improved;
  9. We have fixed selection of fasteners diameter, when defining manholes as per OST (previously hole diameter had been selected);
  10. Presentation of secondary stresses calculation as per ASME has been improved.
  11. "PASSAT-HEAT EXCHANGERS" module:

  12. In the air-cooling unit (ACU) chamber with separating walls, their thickness was not considered during calculation of distance to the last separation wall. Fixed.
2.10.02
14.03.2016

    BASIC Module:

  1. In version 2.10.0.1 a bug has been fixed, because of which a wrong Type/Grade was selected for material, not the one that was intended by a drop-down list of the database.
2.10.01
03.03.2016

    BASIC module:

  1. Material database operation has been improved (now material can be selected much faster);
  2. For nozzles, a new option “Calculation in corrosive environment as per RD 26-02-62” is added (earlier calculation has been always performed automatically);
  3. For flanges, a new option “Allowance for loads as per David Moss” at calculation according to ASME VIII-1 has been added;
  4. Open format file has been amended by a new section with apparatus general data;
  5. When copying elements, copying of color attribute is now available;
  6. Fields “Object name” and “Installation name” have been transferred from the general data dialog to boilerplate text filling at report generation. Parameters “Order number”, “Order name”. “Calculation number”, “Organization” and “City” are now connected with the model file;
  7. Line deleting error in the user’s table of materials has been fixed;
  8. At the report output for flanges in the input data section, now corrosion allowance defined by user is always displayed (earlier the output has responded to check “Make allowance for corrosion at stiffness calculation”, it has no influence to accuracy of calculation);
  9. Dimension of nominal pressure (PN) has been corrected in gasket database as per BS EN 1514;
  10. Value s1 has been corrected in flange database as per BS EN 1092, type 11;
  11. "PASSAT-COLUMNS" module:

  12. At calculation of supporting assembly, skirt properties have been calculated at the skirt temperature. Corrected, now properties are calculated at the temperature of supporting assembly;
  13. "PASSAT-HEAT EXCHANGERS" module:

  14. Pipe grid displaying has been fixed, for sp < h;
  15. For heat exchangers with U-shaped tubes and tube grids welded to flanges, parameters DB, spn are added;
  16. Generation of summary table for heat exchangers with U-shaped tubes and floating heads has been also added.
2.10
15.02.2016

    BASIC module:

  1. Calculation of the following elements as per ASME VIII (2013) Div.1 is implemented:
    • Cylindrical shells (smooth and reinforced by stiffening rings);
    • Conical transitions with end fixing nodes;
    • Dished heads (spherical, elliptic, toroidal, conical);
    • Flat heads;
    • Reinforcements of holes;
    • Detachable covers (flat, spherical, elliptic);
    • Calculation of combined flanges as per ASME VIII (2013) Div.1 / Div.2 is added.
  2. Standard element database is now extended as follows:
    • Apparatus flanges as per ASME B16.47 are added;
    • Spiral wounded gaskets (SWG) as per GOST R 52376-2005 are added;
    • Bolts material properties as per ST TsKBA (Central Design Bureau Standard, CDBA) 012-2005 are added;
    • Anchor bolts properties as per GOST R 51274-99 are added;
    • Flange inside diameters from ASME are defined in accordance with ASME B 16.34 (Table A-1);
    • Database for selection of saddle supports has been improved.
  3. Report generator has been improved. Doubling of lines in summary tables is now removed;
  4. A new option, quick model rebuilding by means of OpenGL, is now available;
  5. When editing model, analysis of changes is now available; at the constant geometry, model rebuilding is not performed;
  6. When exporting solid model, merging of components in assemblies with names is now available;
  7. When exporting solid model, definition of details density parameter is now available;
  8. For new vessels, option "Exclude corrosion in test mode" has been added;
  9. Option of relocation of child elements in the model tree within the same hierarchical layer has been added;
  10. Many captions in dialogues were not displayed completely, fixed;
  11. Method of nozzles designation has been improved (assignment + label);
  12. Material database is physically divided into standard and user parts. This will allow saving the material library at the change of program version;
  13. At calculation of horizontal vessels on supports, calculation of reinforcement of conical elements hasn’t been reported, now it is fixed.
  14. "PASSAT-COLUMNS" module:

  15. “Foundation anchorage" and “Rigid weightless base” options are added.
  16. "PASSAT-HEAT EXCHANGERS" module:

  17. Pressure calculation of expander is added.

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